Coins

Since ancient times, rulers and governments have produced coins to establish a standardised form of exchange for their citizens. With these items often embodying the history of their age, antique coins remains a highly collectable field.

Coins often appear in mixed auctions but there are also specialist auction houses operating in this field.


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Coin-grading firm ties with Spink as Royal Mint provides valuation service

19 February 2018

Coin-grading firm The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has expanded again in the UK and will open an office in London in April on the third floor of dealership Spink’s headquarters.

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Islamic specialist boosts DNW coin department

19 February 2018

Tim Wilkes, a leading expert in Islamic coinage, has joined the coin department at London auction house Dix Noonan Webb.

Introduction to the coinage of the Empire of Trebizond

Byzantine scholar’s entire collection stolen after break-in

16 February 2018

The entire coin collection of Byzantine scholar Simon Bendall was stolen from his home near Victoria in London during a break-in earlier this week.

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Royal Mint continues commercial drive launching a coin valuation service… for a fee

14 February 2018

The Royal Mint is expanding its interest in the historical coin market by launching an authentication and valuation service which is available via its website.

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Date change as New York coin convention scraps antiquities

12 February 2018

The New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) has taken the decision to drop antiquities from its offering amid concerns over looted art.

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Heads and tails of London’s coin market

12 February 2018

Almost a quarter of a century since ATG’s first overview of the numismatic market, ATG reviews the comings and goings of 2017

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London numismatic highlights of 2017 - from a 1839 Una and the Lion five pound coin to the Smart collection of banknotes

12 February 2018

A coin that a set a record for a British five pound piece features among the hammer highlights for coins and banknotes sold across the year at auction.

Heritage Auctions app

Heritage Auctions expand mobile app with PCGS tie-up

05 February 2018

Collectables specialist Heritage Auctions has announced a number of new developments to the Heritage Auctions app.

Heritage Auctions app

The low-down on Heritage Auctions’ mobile coin app

05 February 2018

Texas-based fine art and collectables specialist Heritage Auctions announced a number of new developments to its mobile app last month. Advances included one-touch mobile bidding and an extension to the barcode scanning facility for coins.

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How a £1 coin produced in error could now be worth over £1000 at auction

02 February 2018

Not every coin has to be old to have value for collectors. A £1 coin struck in error just last year is estimated at £1000-1400 in the TimeLine Auctions February 20-24 sale.

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Management changes as Dix Noonan Webb builds for future

29 January 2018

London coins and medals specialist Dix Noonan Webb is changing its management structure.

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Early coin proof sets prove to be in high demand at London auction

28 December 2017

Judging by the number of coin proof sets that have been issued in Elizabeth II’s reign, they have become very popular with collectors. But these Royal Mint sets date much further back and are now sought-after at auction.

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Rare and record Henry VII testoon coin sold in London auction is bought by Royal Mint Museum

12 December 2017

A scarce coin showing a portrait of the first Tudor monarch has been bought at auction on behalf of the Royal Mint Museum for £44,000.

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Rare Richard III gold coin found by metal detectorist near Bosworth Field comes to auction

21 November 2017

If you want a gold coin to have rarity value, then an example from a monarch whose reign lasted only a couple of years is a good start.

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Chinese coin from 1912 emerges at New Jersey auction

20 November 2017

Sun Yat-Sen (1866-1925) was the first president and founder of the Republic of China, and his bust adorns the obverse of a coin which will highlight the next Coins and Currency Auction at Rago, New Jersey, on December 2.

 William III ‘elephant and castle’ five guineas

Last-minute consignment to Chichester auctioneer is rare William III gold coin

19 October 2017

A rare William III five-guineas has been consigned to Stride & Son just over a week before its specialist coin sale.

Una and the Lion five pounds coin

Auction record for British five-pound coin at £340,000

04 October 2017

Baldwin’s of St James’s set a new record for a British five pounds piece when a “good, extremely fine” example of the 1839 ‘Una and the Lion’ five pounds coin took £340,000.

Numismatic partnerships formed to broaden market

11 September 2017

Two new international auction partnerships have formed in the coin market, both involving London firms.

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Coinex events calendar

11 September 2017

A list of events which are part of this month's Coinex.

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Numismatists descend on London for the annual Coinex fair

11 September 2017

Coin enthusiasts have plenty to think about as they arrive in London for the annual Coinex fair.

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